• 2014
  • UK
  • 1h 23min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matthew Hammett Knott
  • Written by: Joanna Benecke/Matthew Hammett Knott
  • Cast: Tessa Peake-Jones, James Norton, Will Tudor, Josie Lawrence
  • UK release: 5 December 2014

When strait-laced widow Judith (Peake-Jones) attempts to retrieve her wayward daughter (Wyld) from a hippy commune, free-spirited leader Anita (Lawrence) insists she stay for a while. Although the attempt to examine the maternal bond gets a bit overwhelmed by farce, it's fantastic to see Peake-Jones and Lawrence on screen.

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